Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
are here in the big city of washington, d.c. for president obama's second inauguration. and so let's talk more about cities. >> that's right. because president obama got a lot of support from big city voters in his bid for a second term. and whether it's crime or jobs or health care, people who live in urban areas are now looking to the president to help them solve some of their problems. >> that's absolutely right. and atlanta mayor reid supported president obama, nice enough to be here with us to talk about these issues. we were saying in the break, we talked so much about the federal government. it's the cities where the rubber meets the road and so nice to have this conversation with you. what do you think, if you want to speak for your city or cities acountries the country, what is the biggest issue facing cities, facing mayors as we head into the president's second term? >> i think cities is where hope meets the street. and our biggest issues are infrastructure related. 70% of our country's gdp occurs in cities. if you want a healthy country, you want cities up and moving. and we ha
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
talked with president obama about this. i know he's strongly committed to real immigration reform. would like to see the dream act passed. i'd like to see a number of other things and we'll work on it. one of your fellow graduates of georgetown, senator durbin, deserves every kind of honor and praise for what he's done in the dream act. he'll be very important in this. >> good morning, senator. "the washington post" had a piece yesterday suggesting that you represented perhaps an obstacle to the passage of gun control legislation. i'm wondering -- obviously you do in a sense. but i'm wondering if sort of standard practice in congress should yield to what many perceive to be an extremely urgent situation. >> i think it is an urgent situation and that's why the first hearings held by anybody, house or senate, is going to be by me and my committee in that. i wasn't quite sure who they were writing about when i read the article, but i will strongly defend the press right to print anything they want, accurate or otherwise, but the fact is -- i'm not suggesting whether this was accurate or not
Jan 17, 2013 2:00am PST
. you know, in policies, kind of according to what president obama wanted to do yesterday. >> let's talk about that. the president unveiled plans to curb gun violence yesterday. i want to listen to part of what he said. >> okay. >> congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. the type of assault rifle used in aurora, for example, when pared with a high-capacity magazine has one purpose. to pump out as many bullets as quickly as possible. >> it looks unlikely that the president will get ab assault ban by the senate. how do you feel about that? >> you know, just the fact that he is hearing our plea not only from aurora, but from newtown, from tucson, from all of these different places, you know, our pleas are being heard, and that is that we hope that, you know, other -- there are other people out there every day, getting killed, and we're trying to c b curb -- get some kind of policy in place so 34 people aren't affected every day due to gun violence. >> almost two weeks ago, you mentioned what would help you heal if cinemark would
Jan 17, 2013 4:00pm EST
lady michelle obama's 49th birthday. i'm sure she loves we're all talking about that. it's not clear what her and the president's plans are, but our brianna keilar had this exchange with white house press secretary, jay carney. >> and finally, it's the first lady's birthday today, i believe. >> it is. >> can you tell us anything about how the president and the first family are celebrating her birthday? >> i don't want to ruin the surprise. >> anything that may have already happened? >> no, you know -- >> he's not waiting until the very end of the day to acknowledge -- >> you know, that's a personal thing. i don't have anything for that on you -- on that for you. >> we do know that mrs. obama launched a new twitter account today, @flotu. and wolf's favorite breaking news of the day, and she tweeted out a photo, revealing a new look, get this, bangs, everybody! so the first lady celebrating her birthday with a new hairdo, and of course, happy birthday. >> very happy birthday to the flotus, the first lady of the united states, as opposed to the potus, the president of the united states.
Jan 16, 2013 2:00am PST
. >>> also, president obama ready to present his new gun control agenda today, called the most aggressive and expansive proposal in years. how will congress react to it? this morning we talk with illinois congresswoman tammy duckworth and virginia congressman randy forbes. and less of a priority in public schools across the nation, but what is happening to get kids passionate about music that will change their lives. i'm hanging out with swiss beats this morning. what are you guys doing? >> i love it. >>> when you take the family out to a popular restaurant, do you know how many calories in the popular dishes you and the kids are eating? some calories are eye popping. elizabeth cohen in atlanta this morning. good morning, elizabeth. >> good morning, christine. >> making me hungry and not hungry, at the same time. how many calories are we talking about here? >> we're talking in one meal, more calories than are you supposed to get in an entire day by quite a lot. and one of the things i found kind of surprising. we know fast food has a lot of calories, but these are nice restaurants, where
Jan 18, 2013 11:00pm EST
-ranging and inclusive obama said indyk quote womack if there's one thing we can do to repeat -- reduce the violence or one might saved finley have the obligation to try. to talk about a range of remedies with 23 executive actions to prevent gun violence to put a number of these proposals into actions they will soon be introduced and congress and we hope will received kindly consideration. also within the department of justice will continue to do everything in our power to implement recommendations to keep our people safe and secure. but we cannot do this alone it defense on millions of americans with dedicated service like you in order to make a positive difference. reaching call for immediate action congress should move swiftly to acquire universal background checks every time somebody attempts to buy a gun. we can significantly strengthen the ability to keep dangerous individuals from getting deadly weapons but then to run those transactions through the system through licensed gun dealer. many already facilitate those private individuals on a regular basis and we encourage more to make sure they'
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
't want to talk about now. >> because you get to fly on special person's airline. >> stephanie: yeah. here she is jacki schechner. >> good morning, everybody. happy friday. just in time for inauguration the white house is releasing president obama's new official portrait. this photo will now be replaced wait for it -- with this taken last month. both photos are by the white house photographer. i like that one better. he is smiling. the "new york times" reports this morning if inauguration in d.c. feels kind of new york-y that's not by accident. senator chuck schumer from new york is overseeing the planning of the swearing-in ceremony. he is taking the opportunity to throw a little business back home. the bottled water served will be from saratoga springs, and everything from the snack to desert will have new york-grown greed ingredients. the main course was going to be long island duck, but he said the preparation wasn't that great, so now they are going to serve south dakota bison in said. there is news from the new york times that the gop is now considering o